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Take the Challenge with Mou, February 2014

Hi everyone, Mou here and welcome to the second 'Take the Challenge' of 2014! 

If you are new to this blog, let me fill you in about Take the Challenge. Every month, on the first Monday, I'll post a challenge and my take on it. You'll have 12 days to take this on. Leave a comment to the challenge post with a link to your creation based on that challenge. The following Monday, we will pick TWO winners randomly from among the readers who participated in that month's challenge. And the winners will get a prize from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®.
It's February! Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Your challenge this month is absolutely simple...create any project related to Valentine's Day.
Here's my take. 
To make this card I used the following Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products:
Gelatos®: Metallic Mint
Paper Crafter Crayons: White (NEUTRAL pack)
PITT Artist pens: BLACK
Other products: cardstock, patterned paper, diecut, vellum, adhesive, lace trim, sewing machine, scissors
Let me walk you through the steps of how I made my card
I folded cardstock to make a 5.5" x 4.25" card. I cut some textured patterned paper to 5" x 3.5" and attached it to the card. Next, I applied some Gesso with palette knife from the Gelatos Tool set.
Once the Gesso dried, I rubbed some Metallic Mint Gelato® and blended it with wet brush.
I stitched a piece of lace trim to the card.
I dotted a themed diecut with white Paper Crafter Crayon to create a resist design.
Next, I colored the diecut with Art GRIP watercolor pencils, blended the colors with wet brush to reveal the dot design.
I attached the diecut to the card with foam tape and added a strip of heart print foiled vellum to the right, tucking it under the right edge of the patterned paper. Finally, I wrote the sentiment 'Be Mine' with PITT Artist pens on a piece of pink cardstock, cut a heart around it, and attached it to the card with foam tape. 
Here's a close-up.
Don't forget to share your challenge creations with us... just leave a comment to the challenge post with link to your project image(s) by Friday, 2/14 and we will pick TWO winners randomly to win these.
The prizes for this challenge are: One set of 4 ct Gelatos® in the color of your choice and one Mini Journal Board.
Don't forget to check back on Monday, 2/17  to see if YOU won!
Good luck to all and Happy Valentine's Day!


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Shari Czerwinski

My first challenge, not too pleased with the result, but had fun playing with my new Gelatos and Paper Crater Crayons. The second page of the layout is for this challenge. Thanks :)


I always look forward to the monthly challenges ♥ That mini journal board looks very interesting! Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.

Mou Saha

Shari, I like the soft watercolor look you created. Sandee, I love that you take part in my little challenges :)Keep it coming guys!


This is my second time joining the challenge. I'm so excited to make cards again. :D


Hello Mou,
Love the cupid card and the subtle palette, I am a first timer for participating in this Challenge also, here is my card.


Hello Mou
This is my card for the Challenge, I was not sure the first link worked.

Jean Marmo

Here is my journal page


Hello Mou,

here is my card for the challenge:
I hope you like it.

Greetings from Germany,

Amber S

I am finally participating in this! It's about time. Here's my entry:

Amber S

I can't see a delete button and posted the wrong link above. Here is the correct link for my entry to this challenge:

Mou Saha

Beautiful creations ladies...keep them coming :)


Created a Valentine's canvas for the challenge - my first one :) Thanks Mou for such a sweet theme! Happy Heart Day xo


Here's my entry! Thanks for the fun challenge!


This is my entry:


Hello Mou, Here is the link for my mixed media card, I've used Gelatos and PIIt pens

Salla Porra

Yay, I had time to join this after all! I really enjoyed making my last minute project, which can be found here:

Gini Williams Cagle

I loved using my gelatos to color my Valentine card. Thanks for another fun challenge.


Love the subtle colors and texture of your page.
Here's my entry to the challenge:


Here is my card! I used my red and pink Gelatos. Happy Valentines for everyone!

Mou Saha

Great job Ladies! Loved looking at your creations this month :)


Hello Mou, waiting for the results of this challenge :) thanks

Shari Czerwinski

Yes, I was wondering where you post the winners. This was my first time entering, and thought they were posted somewhere this past Monday. Thanks!


Ladies, I apologize that it wasn't posted here. I had picked winners and emailed them on 2/15. I'll make sure you don't have to wait like this in future. I appreciate your patience

Mou Saha

Okay, just got home from the airport. Since I can't reach the admin before Monday, I'm just going to post the winners,here
PavlaH and Salla Porra
CONGRATS to both of you! Please email your mailing address to naoko(at)fabercastell(dot)com with February Take the Challenge winner in the subject line.
Thanks to all of you for taking the challenge, leaving comments, and being so supportive and patient. I appreciate :)

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